Head and shoulders portrait of a young woman with short hair. She wears a black buttoned sweater with a wide white collar. In the background are various shops and parklands typical of Paris.

Philippa Campsie: Changing History

Blindness History

Adults, Children

The past doesn’t change. But history changes all the time because of new new findings and different interpretations. Canadian historian Phillipa Campsie took a deep dive into Charles Barbier, the man thought to have inspired Louis Braille. At a museum in Paris, she asked the director about  him, and the director brought Ms. Campsie an archival box of unread documents. The results of her research ended up transforming the way our Museum interprets the history of blindness.

Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. For adults and older children.